Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Aurora Plush Ponies Hit Stores

I first came across these adorable plush clip on Ponies at an airport gift shop on my way home from Florida. With their small scale, they are perfect to take along on the go. They come with an attached clip that allows you to secure them to whatever you wish. I imagine they will find their way attached to many a backpack or purse strap, and if my child was still itty bitty and in a carrier, I have no doubt that they would have been clipped to his car seat. What I like best about these small scale huggables is that Aurora didn't skimp on the details. From Rarity's tiny mane curl to Applejack's hair bows, they really did a nice job making sure to add the extra touches.


 
Back from 2013, are the 10inch plush Ponies and the smaller scale Pony with carry bag. Both are beautiful and it is no wonder why Aurora released them as part of their 2014 line-up. The unique feature of the Aurora plush Ponies compared to the other plush Ponies out there is that Aurora's are girly and pretty. They add a little sparkle and shine with their fabric choices and the result is something a little unexpected and a little fancy.                                                                   


 
My favorite addition to Aurora's MY LITTLE PONY product line for 2014 is the new sitting pony pose. Aurora is the first company to attempt G4 sitting plush ponies and they have executed them beautifully. I just imagine this lovely Twilight Sparkle sitting on top of a little girls duvet waiting for her to return from school and it makes me happy. Again, the quality and detail on these is superb. The only suggestion I'd add is that I'd like to see a few additional characters join in the mix just for variety. Even if it was just 2 or 3 different Pony characters, it would add some fun and novelty when you are out and about when you spot a character outside the Mane 6. 
 
A few of these lovelies will be added to a free giveaway on the MY LITTLE PONY Fair Facebook page later tonight! Click on the Giveaway tab to enter and remember, you can enter once per day until the contest ends so enter often to increase your chances of winning!
 
 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Own Your Own Piece of Ponyville in West Virginia

Have you ever wanted to live in your own corner of Ponyville? According to www.MOVOTO.com, you could move right into Twilight Sparkle's tree house for only $111,343. Seems like a small price to pay to be a part of the magic.

Wait!? You mean candy colored ponies with rainbow tinted manes aren't included? Never mind.

Twilight Sparkle's My Little Pony Tree House for Sale

To read more about how these details and numbers were dreamed up, visit http://www.movoto.com/blog/novelty-real-estate/twilight-sparkles-tree-house/

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Little Pony Collector's Inventory Books are now available on Google Play!


Several of my book titles have just been released in digital form through the Google Play marketplace including the G2 guide, G3 guide, and the 2007-2008 guide. Now, you can add these book titles to your iphone, ipad, or android device and take them with you wherever you go.

Personally, I'm excited about this not only because it makes me feel all hip and technologically savvy to have copies of my books on my iPad, but because it makes them even more accessible to fans since the digital book prices are so affordable. 

If you do end up purchasing a digital copy of any of my titles through Google Play, let me know how you like it. :)

MY LITTLE PONY POP line is coming to the MY LITTLE PONY Fair!


The MY LITTLE PONY Fair is thrilled to announce that the MY LITTLE PONY POP line is coming to MY LITTLE PONY Fair 2014. While the MY LITTLE PONY POP line won’t officially hit stores until fall, Hasbro is sponsoring a special hands-on play experience, in which attendees will have the opportunity to create and customize their own pony using easy-to-assemble figures and fun accessories!

 Read all about MY LITTLE PONY POP in Hasbro’s official press release:

This fall, the beloved MY LITTLE PONY brand will ‘pop’ into a new category of play that, for the first time ever, lets fans create and customize their own ponies. The MY LITTLE PONY POP line is an assortment of easy-to-assemble figures and a playset  for children to build and personalize every aspect of their pony friend - from funky hairstyles, to colorful outfits, customized cutie marks, patterned wings and all of the accessories in between!

The MY LITTLE PONY Fair will take place in Nashville, TN on July 12th and 13th! Visit www.mylittleponycon.com for more details!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MY LITTLE PONY Fair announces Liz Knight as Guest of Honor!

"We are excited to announce our 2014 MY LITTLE PONY Fair Guest of Honor and 2014 MY LITTLE PONY Fair Hall of Fame inductee, Liz Knight!



Liz Knight joined Hasbro in 1981, just as Bonnie Zacherle was working on a smaller version of My Pretty Pony which became, My Little Pony. Ms. Knight designed several beloved MY LITTLE PONY characters including: Seashell, Bubbles, Bow Tie, Applejack, Sunbeam, Medley, Twilight, Glory, Firefly, Moondancer, Parasol, Starshine, Windy, Sunlight, SkyDancer, and Moonstone. She also designed the Show Stable and Waterfall playsets. In addition, Ms. Knight was responsible for the design of the SeaPonies: Seawinkle, Sealight, and Wavedancer!

Ms. Knight left Hasbro in 1987 and started her own design business, working as an inventor and designer doing mostly infant product and toys. During this time she also taught Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design.

In 2003, she returned to Hasbro for 3 months to help on Secret Central and as Director on My Little Pony. Soon after, she was hired fulltime as Director on Playskool and stayed there for several years. In 2005, Ms. Knight became VP of Girls’ Toys and managed the team working on My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Easy Bake, Strawberry Shortcake, FurReal, CareBears, and Baby Alive.

During this time, she worked closely with Lauren Faust as she wrote the new entertainment “Friendship is Magic”. The design team, led by Ms. Knight, created product inspired by Lauren Faust’s stories and reset My Little Pony for growth. In March of last year, 2013, Ms. Knight left Hasbro and is currently teaching at Rhode Island School of Design.

We are excited to have Ms. Knight join us at the 2014 MY LITTLE PONY Fair. We are currently working on her programming for the event which will include presentations and autograph opportunities and will be announce details soon."



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

MY LITTLE PONY Fair 2014 Tickets On Sale February 3rd!


From the MY LITTLE PONY Fair Facebook page:

"We will be opening up our ticket sales at 9:00 am EST on Monday February 3rd for MLPF 2014. We will be posting the link to the ticketing page on Friday. While tickets will not be able to be purchased until Monday, we want you to be able to figure out which ticket package you are wanting to purchase over the weekend before the "rush" on Monday morning. Pricing will be very similar to our 2013 pricing so you can plan accordingly. In addition to our Fair ticketing options, we will also be opening up sales for our Friday night Celebration dinner."

Can't wait to see everyone in Nashville, TN!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Applejack is One Popular Pony (and Photo)

I'm (obviously) a HUGE fan of all things My Little Pony and articles, photos, and other random Pony related news appear on my new feed daily. When an artist's project from Purple Clover showed up on my feed this evening, I was delighted to see the that My Little Pony was included. The project is entitled: Toy Story: The Later Years and shows depictions of how the artist imagines classic toys would appear if they aged, along with a short description of their current state. The creator of the project included not just any pony, but one of my favorites, Applejack. While viewing the artist's My Little Pony creation, I noticed that there was something familiar about the edited image. The base picture with which the Pony entry was created, was done using my photograph of Applejack that appears in both The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory book as well as in an online article on About.com on my collection that includes photographs of some of my collection items.

Here is my original photograph:
http://collectibles.about.com/od/toycollecting/ss/SDmylittlepony.htm
 Here is the altered artist's photo using my photo as a base:
http://www.purpleclover.com/entertainment/1682-toy-story-later-years/#.UrjtTWXK-Ak.facebook
I'll admit that I find the artist's project to be a fun interpretation and an entertaining read, but I was surprised that no credit was given to the original photo image. I assume that since the Pony photo was used without credit that there is a possibility that the other images are also used without permission or credit given.  I'm flattered that someone liked my photo enough to copy it and use it, but at the same time I'm a little surprised that it wasn't credited or linked back or something...

What would your response be if you were in my shoes? Would you contact the artist or website?